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During the annulment, did the order address debts?
Thank you; you are probably referencing the Pavlo case (http://lawschool.unm.edu/nrj/volumes/01/1/08_vernon_annulment.pdf)
Once a court exercises subject matter jurisdiction (ie over a divorce, annulment, etc) that court retains exclusive and continuing jurisdiction typically. Once a court accepts jurisdiction over a divorce/annulment/legal separation, that court retains the right to assign the assets/debts of that union. The fact that the court stated separate hearings needed to be conducted indicates this.
I could not locate any case law addressing the situation when both parties move out of state during the pendency of an annulment; however, in that instance the court would likely agree that the original jurisdictional court retains jurisdiction (as is the case in divorce) unless all parties assent to a change in jurisdiction.
I have reviewed the statutes and case law and cannot find any indication that an annulment is treated differently than a void marriage (rather, an annulment voids the marriage). The annulment states that the marriage is illegal, invalid and void.
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Under statute 38-1-16 and subject matter concerns (for example of case law please see State v. Scoggin) the court that had initial jurisdiction would retain jurisdiction unless
1. the parties consented to a change in jurisdiction (stipulation)
2. the court, upon motion of a party or on its own motion, consented to transfer jurisdiction to a new forum, based generally on "inconvenient forum" (typically arising when both parties relocate out of state)
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